The brave things in the old tales and songs…I used to think that they were things that the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for…. But that’s not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually…. I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn’t. And if they had, we shouldn’t know, because they’d have been forgotten. We hear about those who just went on—and not all to a good end, mind you; at least not to what folk inside a story and not outside it call a good end. …I wonder what sort of tale we’ve fallen into?—J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) “The Two Towers”
“Man should not be in the service of society, society should be in the service of man. When man is in the service of society, you have a monster state, and that’s what is threatening the world at this minute.”—Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) author of “The Hero With a Thousand Faces”
“Certainty of death. Small chance of success. What are we waiting for?” —Gimli the dwarf (From the movie “The Return of the King”)
News Flash: RINOs will try to re-elect Obama in 2012
By Jerry McConnell Full Story
It has been coming; ever since the first breath of the fabulous TEA Party movement, it was inevitable. The signs have been there since the first RINO asked, ‘Who are these guys and why are they butting in on our Republican Party’? The GOP Establishment got nervous when the message of the TEA Party Patriots stated that the original thoughts and ideals that the Republican Party was founded on had to return and they would help to bring them back.
Obama Has Lost the World
By Daniel Greenfield Full Story
After the 2010 elections, it’s not exactly news that Obama has lost America. But in a less public referendum, he also lost the world. Obama’s cocktail party tour of the world’s capitals may look impressive on a map, but is irrelevant on a policy level. In less than two years, the White House has gone from being the center of world leadership to being irrelevant, from protecting world freedom to serving as a global party planning committee.
Parsing the (Very) Bad News
By Alan Caruba Full Story
The dictionary says “parse” means to break down into component parts of speech with an analysis of the form, function, and syntactical relationship of each part. The Caruba definition means to take all manner of bits of information and try to make sense of any of it, in part or in whole.